kettle-stitch

kettle-stitch

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a stitch used in hand-sewn books, at the head and tail, to hold sheets or sections together
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For books sewn through the fold, I do this by assigning numbers to the sewing stations and the kettle-stitch beginning at the head.